22 Jul 2016

Athletics Federation confirms ban on Russia

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 22 July 2016

Top Russian track and field athletes are furious after the International Association of Athletics Federations confirmed a ban on their participation in the Rio Olympics due to doping allegations. The ruling comes as the International Olympic Committee is due to make a decision on Russia's participation in the games this weekend. A string of reports from the World Anti-Doping Agency and an IAAF taskforce showing systemic doping in Russian sport and implicating top figures in the government in an orchestrated cover-up. Nine to Noon speaks to Ian Herbert - Chief Sportswriter at The Independent newspaper in the UK